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66. Saussurea malitiosa Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 27: 493. 1882.

尖头风毛菊 jian tou feng mao ju

Herbs 10-40 cm tall, biennial or perennial. Stem solitary, 3-10 mm in diam., erect, simple or branched, usually wingless. Basal leaves petiolate; leaf blade narrowly obovate, oblong, or narrowly elliptic, 2-12 × 0.5-2.5 cm, pinnately lobed or pinnatisect, both surfaces green, strigose, gland-dotted, and scabrous; lateral lobes linear, narrowly ovate-elliptic, or narrowly triangular, recurved, margin entire or dentate, apex acute to acuminate and with cartilaginous mucro. Middle and upper stem leaves sessile, base semiamplexicaul. Capitula usually 3-15, clustered in a terminal corymbiform synflorescence or sometimes solitary on lower branch ends, sessile or pedunculate. Involucre campanulate, 1-2 cm in diam. Phyllaries in 5-7 rows, densely villous, apex long acuminate to spiniform and with a cartilaginous tip; outer phyllaries ovate to narrowly ovate-elliptic, 8-12 × 3-4 mm, apical part usually reflexed; middle phyllaries narrowly ovate-elliptic, 10-20 × 2-3 mm, apical part reflexed to patent; inner phyllaries linear, 2-2.5 × 0.1-0.2 cm, appressed. Receptacle bristles 0.8-1.4 cm. Corolla pink, 2-2.5 cm, gland-dotted, tube 1-1.2 cm, limb 1.3-1.4 cm, lobes 5-6 mm. Achene obconic, ca. 2 mm, wrinkled, gland-dotted. Pappus white; outer bristles 1-2 mm; inner bristles 1.8-2 cm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

● Sandy and gravelly mountain slopes; 3000-4300 m. W Gansu, Qinghai.


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